Care of the Non-Communicative Patient

Care of the Non-Communicative Patient 

In an era when many caregivers suffer compassion fatigue and burnout, being more mindful may deepen their understanding of clinical situations, relationships with family members and other healthcare providers, and ultimately themselves. A mindful approach is conducive to providing better care and ensuring improved health outcomes, especially for individuals who are unable to communicate. This course presents best practices for providing socialization, presence, and holistic care to these patients. The goal of this educational program is to provide nursing professionals in post-acute care with best practices for caring for non-communicative patients.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-CNCP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-CNCP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Summarize the importance and benefits of being present with a patient who is non- communicative.
Describe four key mindful and empathetic communication practices for caring for a patient who is non-communicative.
Identify at least three ways to utilize touch, skillful conversation, presence, mindfulness, and empathy to complement holistic care.
Explain how using an appropriate mindset and the G.R.A.C.E. model of care can be used in your mindful approach to communicating with non-communicative patients and their families.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Importance of Being Present

Pops

Communication and Quality Care

Presence is Critical

Review

Summary

Section 3: Best Practices for Mindful and Empathetic Communication

Mindfulness

Empathy

Attributes of Empathy

Mindfulness and Empathy

Review

Summary

Section 4: Communication and Holistic Care

Holistic Care

The Basics of Effective Communication

Your Nonverbal Communication

Communicating Through Touch

Communicating Effectively with Families

Review

Summary

Section 5: Your Mindset and G.R.A.C.E.

The Right Mindset

G.R.A.C.E.

Setting the Stage for Compassion

Review

Summary

Section 6: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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